Ukraine condemns the settlement activities of Israel − Ministry of foreign Affairs

Украина осуждает поселенческую деятельность Израиля − МИД

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine

The foreign Ministry said that the settlement of the middle East conflict must be settled only by peaceful means.

The delegation of Ukraine supports peaceful settlement of the conflict between Israel and Palestine, commented in the press service of the foreign Ministry, the position of Ukraine in the adoption of the resolution of the UN security Council on the situation in the middle East.

“We stand for peaceful coexistence of two independent States − Israel and Palestine. The resolution of the conflict must be settled only by peaceful means. At the same time we stress the need for direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations”, − stated in the message.

It is noted that Ukraine, like other permanent and non-permanent members of the UN security Council and the UN Secretary General, has repeatedly condemned Israeli settlement activity as it is contrary to international law.

“We also condemn violence and incitement from the Palestinian side,” − said the Minister.

The text of the resolution, according to authorities, is balanced − it calls for adoption of necessary for the peaceful resolution of steps from both the Israeli and the Palestinian side.

Ukraine has consistently advocated respect for international law, so decisive in the formulation of positions on the conflict in the middle East has become a consistent policy of ensuring compliance with international law by all its actors − have informed in the Ministry.

We will remind, the UN security Council on December 23 approved a draft resolution demanding Israel to stop settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The Israeli authorities rejected the resolution and said that it will not be respected.

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